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Surf Hotel Block Island

32 Dodge Street, PO Box 1888, Block Island, RI 02807
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Ranked #4 of 5 Hotels in Block Island
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014
Laura11566 Merrick, New York
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Merrick, New York
11 reviews 11 reviews
8 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

Having stayed at various spots on Block Island we were not expecting 5-star accomodations but we will probably not stay at The Surf Hotel again. It is a lovely old building, recently re-opened after a "total renovation" but it still falls short. Our room had twin beds as do most of the rooms. I felt like I was sleeping in... More

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Rhode Island
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128 reviews 128 reviews
26 hotel reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

This honestly is a bit of a tough review to write. THE HOTEL: The hotel is ancient and unique, and we anticipated that into our stay. We knew our room would be a bit like visiting our great-grandmother's house, however, there is old, and then there is worn and not cared for. We chose one of the few rooms with... More

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Hollis, New Hampshire
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Great spot love the ability to walk to almost everything. Food was excellent overall. Staff was friendly. Downsides? Our ceiling fan was caked with dust, the pillows were maybe 2" thick and the linens could have really used some bleach. This is an old building without AC, TV's or phones in the rooms. That's a plus for me but I'm... More

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Warwick, Rhode Island
4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

We live in RI and booked this hotel in February '14 for 3 nts/4days in August '14 with 3 other couples. At that time we got the last room with a "queen" bed. All others were twin beds.They have a large parking lot and do not charge for parking. So we decidied to bring our car over. The BI ferry... More

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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

This is an historic hotel that is operated by a family that clearly loves the place and the community. It is located on the main waterfront of Block Island, in the heart of the action. Great dining on the large covered deck, for all three meals. Indoor and outdoor bar, music several nights a week (baby grand in the lobby),... More

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Southbury, Connecticut
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2014

We stayed there in July 2013 and the stay was awesome! The hotel was clean, view amazing, good food. We were allowed to stay for the minimum of 2 nights and have already booked for this year. Would recommend it highly,even without the private bathroom, we had no problems sharing the facilities.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2013

I called to book a large number of hotel rooms and 1 they don't do room blocks. On top of that good luck making a reservation for less than 1 week. There website says 2 night minimum but it is completely false. They said they won't book for just a weekend...might as well try elsewhere and not waste your time.

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Tiki Island, Texas
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31 reviews 31 reviews
4 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2013

We last stayed at the Surf Hotel back in 1994 and I'm so glad to see it back in business again. Our room was neat as a pin - we had a streetside room and it was nice to open the window and hear some evening activity - people chatting and laughing, crickets, faint music, the occasional car. It almost... More

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Rhode Island
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119 reviews 119 reviews
28 hotel reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2013

Surf Hotel is situated near the ferry docking in Old Harbor and on a beach. The owner has expanded the deck so the outside deck now includes a bar with stools that allow patrons to view the cove and the bluffs. Their are numerous outdoor sitting areas facing the cove and the main drag. The verannah has numerous rocking chairs... More

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Albany, New York
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2013

We stayed at the Surf with our two young children for a week or two each summer from the mid-80s until it closed. It is located directly on the ocean, and we had the best family vacations of our lives there. We stayed there again briefly last year, after it first reopened, but were disappointed by many things, among them... More

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Address: 32 Dodge Street, PO Box 1888, Block Island, RI 02807
Location: United States > Rhode Island > Block Island
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 34
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